Post-Brexit Policies for a Resilient Arable Farming Sector in England

Vigani, Mauro ORCID: 0000-0003-2442-7976, Urquhart, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-5000-4630, Black, Jasmine, Berry, Robert ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-5211, Dwyer, Janet C ORCID: 0000-0002-2332-9832 and Rose, David (2020) Post-Brexit Policies for a Resilient Arable Farming Sector in England. EuroChoices. doi:10.1111/1746-692X.12255 (In Press)

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Abstract

Arable farming is a highly competitive and strategic sector of UK agriculture, but a number of challenges are currently threatening its viability, resilience and the ability of farmers to compete internationally. Challenges include the uncertainties and price volatility of a globalised food system; weather extremes and the effects of climate change; and balancing environmental responsibilities with being economically viable. Since the 2016 Brexit referendum, the sector has been generally struggling to plan ahead because of uncertain trading relationships and concern around the loss of the single farm payment under the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy. Some believe that Brexit can potentially generate opportunities through the United Kingdom’s proposed ‘public money for public goods’ policy. Despite the clear outcome of the UK elections in December 2019, the shape that Brexit will take is not yet decided; intense negotiations will take place between the UK and the EU and any outcome cannot yet be excluded, including a ‘no deal’ scenario. Therefore, it is important to understand what enables arable farming to be resilient and to identify what risk management strategies and policies will enable that to happen.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arable farming, Britain; Agricultural policy, Britain
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB175 Food crops
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB183 Field crops including cereals, forage, grasses, legumes, root crops, sugar plants, textile plants
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Bethany Leake
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2020 08:26
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 08:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8292

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